Monday, February 25, 2013


gluing flamed/quilted maple top to mahogany electric body blank
lines lighting and shadow

les paul electric body
cut and edge sanded to shape

engelman spruce soundboard and tigrillo back w/ purfled cambodian rosewood back strip

Saturday, February 16, 2013

if you know what to look for

you can see the quilting

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

acoustic guitar back

book matched tigrillo
this stuff is really kinda spectacular
and it smells great

sides will be the same
soundboard of englemann spruce

Saturday, February 9, 2013

a sketch

at rest

on display until I figure out just what to do w/ it
my original thoughts are to build it up like a 1960 telecaster
since well I was born in 1960

you'll notice an extra tab of wood just beneath the neck pocket
that'll be removed when the neck is installed

I still have made no decisions regarding finish or configuration

according to my buddy eric vaughan
this is an example of a well played tele...

Friday, February 8, 2013

hammer of the honky tonk gods

at some point 'll get around to finishing this...

Thursday, February 7, 2013


this morning this is what I had on my bench

shortly there after I cut out this...and sanded a it a bit

after which I routed out the neck pickup and bridge cavities
I've got to tackle the control cavity and shape front and back faces
and sand my knuckles bloody

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

fast tracking

ye olde rod shoppe
is about to take off in another direction

the wheels are in motion and I'm steering...

w/in less than 24 hrs
fast tracked and ramrod-ed 
this from va acceptance to official letter of admission

school starts 9am tomorrow
dicktall and razorsharp